Background: Back in September a sales associate told me that Trish Mcevoy was coming out with a special limited edition brush set for the holidays - 18 brushes in all, black handles and supposedly superior quality to her standard line. As I love her brushes and have some dating back 7 years, I was all over this and prepared to spend a crazy amount ($475) for this set. It turns out the set is so limited that only the NY Saks was getting the full brush set (there is a smaller version available for $275) and my sales associate ended up having to do a special order after many visits from me to see if they were in yet. Okay, to the point...I got the brush set and was very happy and grateful to get this limited edition set. Problem, I have been using it for less than a week and 3 of the brushes, my favorites at that (blush, powder and bronzer), are shedding! Hairs are left on my face and when you look at the brushes, there are hairs sticking out waiting for you to pull them out of their misery! Is this because they are new and some shedding is to be expected? Its been awhile since I have bought brushes but I don't remember them ever shedding....perhaps I just have buyer's remorse? As they are used, am I still able to return them if I think the quality is poor?